Bridging the Gap: Explaining OpenStack to VMware Administrators
As OpenStack expands its footprint into the enterprise, more and more people who are familiar with VMware vSphere concepts and terminology will be exposed to OpenStack. In order for OpenStack to be successful in enterprise environments, these people who are familiar with VMware concepts and terminology will need to understand the concepts and terminology in OpenStack. In this session, VMware experts who have moved into the OpenStack space will talk about how to bridge the gap between vSphere concepts and terminology and OpenStack concepts and terminology, showing the value in OpenStack for VMware environments and the value of OpenStack to VMware administrators. Please note that this session does not an attempt to give attendees a detailed understanding of how vSphere-related integrations work or are configured, but instead focuses on educating VMware-savvy administrators and users on OpenStack. This session will be valuable for anyone who needs a better grasp of how to talk about both VMware and OpenStack within an enterprise context.
Technology Evangelist, Rackspace
Kenneth Hui is a Technology Evangelist with Rackspace. His passion is to help IT deliver value to their customers through collaboration, automation, and cloud computing. Ken blogs about cloud computing, OpenStack, and VMware at http://cloudarchitectmusings.com and at http://www.rackspace.com./blog/author/kenneth-hui. He also speaks regularly at conferences and user group meetups. You can follow Ken on Twitter @hui_kenneth.
Scott is an engineering architect in the Network & Security Business Unit (NSBU) at VMware and is focused on helping drive understanding and adoption of network virtualization. Scott has been in the IT industry for two decades, working in a variety of roles from help desk support to CTO for a startup, with a lot of roles in between. Before joining VMware, Scott was a technologist for EMC Corporation, where he started his transition from focusing on vSphere to OpenStack and related open... Read More →
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